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Well controlled

Oct 01, 2016

Desktop whiteboards, iPads and even 3D printed models are being used to help train today’s well control engineers. Elaine Maslin sets out the detail. From the comfort of your iPad. Photo from Learn to Drill…

Emerson bags Shell Prelude automation gig

Sep 07, 2016

Shell Australia awarded Emerson a contract to provide automation maintenance and reliability services for Shell’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility. Prelude. Image from Emerson…

A 21st century platform

Sep 01, 2016

Applying digital technology to the Culzean HPHT development could provide efficiency savings of at least US$10 million per annum and introduce the iPad and tablet as standard offshore equipment. Maersk Oil’s Troels Albrechtsen explains. The…

Emerson inks Total global safety deal

Aug 15, 2016

Total E&P Services awarded Emerson a 10-year contract to provide control and safety system maintenance services that will support Total’s global upstream oil and gas operations. The 10-year frame agreement is part of Total’s Integrated Control and Safety Systems standardization strategy…

Getting smarter

Aug 01, 2016

Could we on the verge of embracing the industry 2.0 era? Intelligent energy, or the digital oilfield, is set to be discussed in Aberdeen next month. We take a dip into the debate. Image from iStock…

Danos add services to Amelia facility

Jul 08, 2016

Danos’ fabrication facility in Amelia now features on-site instrumentation and electrical services, including automation, safety and control systems. Image of Danos' corporate office, from Danos…

Staying ahead of downtime

Jul 01, 2016

Improved visibility and predictive maintenance can help keep operations running, says Rockwell Automation’s Luis Gamboa. Image from iStock. Minimizing downtime is a goal for every offshore oil and gas operation…

Lifecycle database improves SIM

Jul 01, 2016

Eeeteng Khoo and Christopher Serratella, of ABS, examine how lifecycle databases can improve structural integrity management. ABS HM3D is a lifecycle tool that promotes streamlined structural integrity management…

Venator OBS system to get Caspian trial

Jun 30, 2016

Norwegian offshore technology company inApril has won its first commercial agreement, worth US$25-30 million for Venator, its node-based seabed seismic acquisition system.  In development since 2012, the Venator node-on-a-rope system…

Gazprom Neft, IBM sign IT memorandum

Jun 24, 2016

Gazprom Neft has signed a memorandum of cooperation with IBM at this year’s St Petersburg International Economic Forum covering the use of information technologies in exploration and production (E&P). The agreement outlines the key areas of technical collaboration…

Safety Instrumented Function loop 'final element' problems and solutions

Jun 18, 2016

Riyaz Ali from Emerson Process Management describes the problems and possible solutions for testing the final control element of Safety Instrumented Function loops. Accidents in process industries have created concern as to whether functional safety protects personnel…

HPS' ControlEdge PLC leverages IIoT

Jun 16, 2016

Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) now offers ControlEdge Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), a new addition to Honeywell’s next generation family of controllers leveraging the power of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). ControlEdge PLC…

FEI upgrades 3D reconstruction software

Jun 15, 2016

FEI, a provider of microscopy workflow solutions, has released the latest version of its Auto Slice & View three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction software, designed to makes 3D imaging faster, easier, more accurate, and cost effective. The…

iXblue offers INS range for AUVs

Jun 14, 2016

The iXblue’s Phins Compact Family has been designed to offer the AUV industry players the ability to choose an inertial navigation system (INS) adapted to their vehicle. Based on iXblue’s fiber-optic gyroscope technology, Phins C3, C5, and…

Schlumberger acquires Omron automation firm

Jun 03, 2016

Schlumberger has acquired Omron Oilfield and Marine, a US-based OMRON Corp. group company, which provides automation technology and solutions.  'The addition of Omron Oilfield and Marine will enable us to strengthen our industrial automation…

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